September 18, 2021

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Artwork show, movies emphasize Sacred Heart’s 9/11 commemoration

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FAIRFIELD — Sacred Heart University has a series of activities lined up to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The occasions, which involve lectures and movies, will be on campus and at the SHU Neighborhood Theatre, 1420 Put up Highway, Fairfield. It concludes with the opening of the SHU’s Artwork & Design and style Gallery show “To Bear Witness.”

The new show will run from Sept. 14 to Dec. 11 and utilizes multimedia to discover how contemporary media impacts people’s different perceptions of 9/11. It incorporates a range of factors, including photography, augmented truth, interactivity and online video.


“This calendar year, as we mark the 20-12 months anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults, Sacred Heart University will host quite a few gatherings to honor those who shed their life on that tragic working day,” claimed SHU President John J. Petillo. “Commemorating the working day this calendar year is notably important, as lots of of our college students have been not nevertheless alive when this occurred. It is crucial not only to recall, but to educate our youthful college students on the impact this working day experienced on our nation.”

The commemoration begins at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 with a screening of “Sky So Blue” by Tim Oliver, adopted by a question-and-response session, at the SHU Neighborhood Theatre.

There will be 3 situations on Wednesday, which includes an interfaith memorial service with a candlelight vigil at the chapel quad at 8 a.m. and a screening of “The 2nd Working day,” adopted by a question-and-answer session at the SHU Community Theatre at 3 p.m.

A Colloquia on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, will take place at 2 p.m. in the Frank and Marisa Martire Center for the Liberal Arts theater. It is hosted by Michelle Loris, professor and affiliate dean of curriculum and specific projects at the University of Arts & Sciences, and Richard Falco, coordinator of multimedia journalism at the University of Communication, Media & the Arts.

There will be a screening of “Saint of 9/11,” adopted by a problem-and answer session, hosted at the SHU Local community Theatre at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

The Community Unity Live performance will transpire at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 at the SHU Local community Theatre. It attributes cast associates of “Amateur Evening at the Apollo” and will have specific guest musicians and vocalists.

A couple activities will be held Saturday on the true anniversary, including placing American Flags on the university’s reduce quad at 11 a.m.

Richard Falco will perform a pictures presentation at 12:30 p.m. at the SHU Group Theatre. It will consist of a are living musical tribute, composed by adjunct songs teacher Joe Utterback and Ken Tedeschi, and a film screening of “Boatlift.” There will be a panel dialogue with Michelle Loris, Richard Falco and Hadar Lubin, co-founder and health care director of the Write-up Traumatic Strain Centre in New Haven and associate clinical professor at Yale University.

The day will conclusion with a Area Legends Demonstrate at 7 p.m. at the SHU Local community Theatre. It will function Jay Stollman, with particular attendees and terms from initial responders.

The commemoration finishes with an opening reception at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 for the “To Bear Witness” exhibit at the gallery.

The show was motivated by Richard Falco’s 2003 e-book, “To Bear Witness, September 11.” The exhibit was developed by Jon Walker, professor of layout, and it was produced by Mary Treschitta, professor and chair of artwork & structure and gallery director.

For facts, pay a visit to the SHU Group Theatre internet site.

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